Mainstage Productions

2016-2017 Season

Mad Forest  |  Belfast Blues  |  Oklahoma!  |  Shadow of a Gunman  |  The Comedy of Errors  |  Box Office Info


Shadow of a Gunman

By Sean O’Casey
Directed by Jack Wade
Parker Theatre

“Shadow of a Gunman” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

…what danger can there be in being the shadow of a gunman? This tragic comedy is set in the 1920s as the Irish War of Independence is raging. Shadow of a Gunman is the story of 2 young men, one a poet, whose lives change dramatically when one is mistaken for a fugitive IRA gunman.

  • Thursday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 3 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 9 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m.



The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Connie Rotunda
McKenna Theatre

Mistaken identity, slapstick, puns, word play…Shakespeare does it all in The Comedy of Errors. The farcical play tells the tale of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth and a series of wild mishaps including mistaken identities leading to false accusations, infidelity, madness, demonic possession, theft and near-seduction.

  • Thursday, April 20 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 21 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 22 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 27 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 28 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 29 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m.



PAST EVENT: Mad Forest

By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Catherine Doherty
Parker Theatre

“Mad Forest” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Revolution, secret police, ghosts, vampires. Where the real and surreal meet. Mad Forest is a gripping, account of life before, during, and after the Romanian Revolution told from the perspective of citizens young and old, wealthy and working-class. Read more...


PAST EVENT: Belfast Blues

By Geraldine Hughes
Directed by Carol Kane
McKenna Theatre

Geraldine Hughes's one-woman play, BELFAST BLUES, is a true story told from Hughes's  perspective as a little girl coming of age in the war-torn Belfast of the 1980s. Playwright and performer Hughes depicts over 20 characters in the multi-award-winning performance, which has played to rave reviews in Chicago, Los Angeles, Belfast, London, and New York. Read more...

Photo: Jonathan Christman


PAST EVENT: Oklahoma!

By Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein
Directed & Choreographed by Joe Langworth
Original Dances by Agnes de Mille
McKenna Theatre

Based on the play “Green Grow the Lilacs” by Lynn Riggs

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical of all musicals! Oklahoma! is the ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize-winning story of a bumpy love journey in the Western territory at the turn of the twentieth century. Two young cowboys vie with an evil ranch hand and a traveling peddler for the hearts of the women they love. Read more...



Box Office Information


Parker Theatre
SUNY New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561
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2016-2017 Hours
Monday – Friday
11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
February 20 – March 12
April 10 – April 30
Also open one hour prior to each performance in the lobby of the venue where the performance is scheduled

Ticket Delivery Options:

  • Will call

  • Print-at-home tickets

  • Mobile tickets

Group discounts are available for Theatre Arts Mainstage Productions. Contact the Box Office Manager at 845-257-3936 or for details.

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